2021 ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGIATE CYBER DEFENSE COMPETITION

2021 ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGIATE CYBER DEFENSE COMPETITION

Tentatively scheduled: MARCH 11-13, 2021

Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition website. If you have any questions that are not covered on our site, please feel free to check out the National CCDC website or contact us directly.

Results of the RMCCDC 2020 Competition

First Place – Red Rocks Community College

Second Place – US Air Force Academy

Third Place – Utah Valley University

About RMCCDC

The RMCCDC is a well established collegiate competition; this is our eleventh year as Rocky Mountain regional host with competitors from Kansas, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, New Mexico and of course Colorado. We are providing collegiate teams an opportunity to earn the right to test their cybersecurity skills, knowledge and abilities. You will work as a replacement security operations team at a fictitious company that is under attack by an adversary. The competition provides faculty with a measure of the strength of their curriculum, students will find out how they do against long odds and pressure, pressure, pressure... while employers can search for current and future security, network and systems engineers. The winning team earns the right to represent the region at the NCCDC and demonstrate their skills to potential employers.

RMCCDC specifically focuses on the operational aspect of managing and protecting an existing “commercial” network infrastructure. Not only do students get a chance to test their knowledge in an operational environment, they will also demonstrate their proficiency defending a typical network while under threat from an unknown adversary, the Red team. Our sponsors and volunteers are always on the look out for up and coming security personnel. RMCCDC provides a unique opportunity for students and industry professionals to interact and discuss many of the security and operational challenges the students will soon face as they enter the job market.

RMCCDC not only benefits the students involved, but will also benefit corporations as these graduates will be bringing a more experienced skill set to their jobs upon beginning their employment. RMCCDC also provides direct feedback for schools to exercise, reinforce, and examine their security and information technology curriculum. For more information on attending, participating, sponsoring, or volunteering for the 2021 Rocky Mountain Cyber Defense Competition, please contact us.

EVENTS

By registering for this event, you are also registering to participate in the preliminary qualifying event if needed. This virtual event will be held in January of 2021 and will be hosted by the CSSIA (MWCCDC organizer). The duration of the event will be 5 hours. Exact times and additional details will be made available as soon as available. The top 8 performing teams will advance to RMCCDC 2021.

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RULES

The RMCCDC event follows the national rules as outlined National CCDC Rules

Important information for all participants:[1]

SPONSORS

Sponsorship opportunities are available for our 2021 event. View our sponsorship package to learn more.

Platinum Plus

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Bronze

MEDIA

Media Inquiries can be addressed to marcom@regis.edu.

CONTACT US

Event Address

6380 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 200

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

United States

Director

Bob Bowles

Email

rmccdc@regis.edu

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Each team registered must bring a team representative to the competition. This representative, according to the CCDC rules : “a faculty or staff representative of the Blue Team’s host institution responsible for serving as a liaison between competition officials and the Blue Team’s institution”. The role of this person is to act as an intermediary between the team and competition officials and to handle emergencies which may occur outside control of the competition organizers. Teams who do not have a team representative will not be permitted to participate in the competition. This individual, however, at no time will be permitted to enter their team’s competition event. If this happens, the team will be automatically disqualified.

Teams must compete without “outside assistance” from non-team members including team representatives from the start of the competition to the end of the competition (including overnight hours for multi-day events). All private communications (calls, emails, chat, texting, directed emails, forum postings, conversations, requests for assistance, etc) with non-team members including team representatives that would help the team gain an unfair advantage are not allowed and are grounds for disqualification and/or a penalty assigned to the appropriate team.

Teams are free to examine their own systems but no offensive activity against any system outside the team's assigned network(s), including those of other CCDC teams, will be tolerated. Any team performing offensive activity against any system outside the team's assigned network(s) will be immediately disqualified from the competition.

All participants, including competitors, coaches, White Team, Red Team, Ops Team, and Gold Team members, are expected to behave professionally at all times during all CCDC events including preparation meetings, receptions, mixers, banquets, competitions and so on.

Activities such as swearing, consumption of alcohol or illegal drugs, disrespectful or unruly behavior, sexual harassment, improper physical contact, becoming argumentative, willful violence, or willful physical damage have no place at the competition and will not be tolerated. This applies to all, teams, volunteers, and coaches.

Team members must submit resumes with their registration. These resumes will be shared with the sponsors. If team members do not wish share their resume, they must formally opt-out during registration. An example of a reason to opt out would be a job already lined up after graduation.